Age Groups

Age Restrictions

This table is published annually to allow for a better understanding of Rule E-2 of the WDSF Competition Rules.

Age Group Year of the Competition Year of the Competition
  2013 2014
  Year of Birth Year of Birth
Juvenile I 2004 or later 2005 or later
Juvenile II 2002 or 2003 2003 or 2004
Junior I 2000 or 2001 2001 or 2002
Junior II 1998 or 1999 1999 or 2000
Youth 1995,1996 or 1997 1996, 1997 or 1998
Under 21 1993,1994, 1995, 1996 or 1997 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 or 1998
Adult 1994 or before 1995 or before
Senior I 1978 or before One partner must have reached his or her 35th birthday or more in the calendar year (1979 or before - Senior Ib). The other partner must have reached his or her 30th birthday in the calendar year (1984 or before - Senior Ia)
Senior II 1968 or before One partner must have reached his or her 45th birthday or more in the calendar year (1969 or before - Senior IIb). The other partner must have reached his or her 40th birthday in the calendar year (1974 or before - Senior IIa)
Senior III One of the partner 1958 or before – the other partner 1968 or before One partner must have reached his or her 55th birthday or more in the calendar year (1959 or before - Senior IIIb). The other partner must have reached his or her 50th birthday in the calendar year (1964 or before - Senior IIIa)
Senior IV   One partner must have reached his or her 65th birthday or more in the calendar year (1949 or before - Senior IVb). The other partner must have reached his or her 60th birthday in the calendar year (1954 or before - Senior IVa)

Putting two age groups together, such as Juvenile I and II as well as Junior I and II to one joint age group, is an option under Rule E-2. Junior I couples are allowed to compete in Junior II, Junior II couples are allowed to compete in Youth, Youth couples and Senior couples are allowed to compete in competitions of the Adult age group if they want. It is not allowed that Juvenile II couples compete in Junior I age group on the reason of the syllabus. In all age groups one partner of a couple can be younger, except in the Senior age groups.

The rule should enable couples and coaches to plan the careers on a long-term basis, given that the age group classification of athletes does not depend on their birthday but on their year of birth, as in most other sports too.

WDSF age group regulations 2013 / 2014